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Legislating National Security in the Philippines

Today, the Philippines faces numerous security problems. The pandemic response continues to be a priority as the country faces new COVID-19 variants and struggles...
Philippine Army AIFV

The Philippine Military’s Self-Interests in a Maritime Military-Industrial Complex

While the Philippines wants to be seen as a young liberal democracy on the path to discovering its own place on the international stage,...

The Philippines’ Maoist Guerillas Vow to Resist ‘Imperialist China’

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the associated New People’s Army (NPA) have been waging war against the Philippine government for over...
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

Myanmar, the Rohingya, and Anti-China Jihadism

China’s rise to great power status in conjunction with its policies and expanding influence in the Islamic world have elevated its profile within the...

Being Green Is Enough to Get You Jailed in Hun Sen’s Cambodia

The arrests and charges against three young, peaceful environmental activists in Cambodia shows that the repression of Prime Minister Hun Sen is not just...
Wanchalearm Satsaksit

Cambodia’s Missing Thai Activist Shows ASEAN Is Unfit for Purpose

More than a year has now passed since witnesses saw the Thai political dissident Wanchalearm Satsaksit being forcibly abducted in broad daylight on the streets...

ASEAN’s Security Failings Prove Need for New SEAC Regional Group

The degeneration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) into a club for dictators has been made clear to the world by its...
Phnom Penh's inhabitants behind a barricade asking for food donations.

International Food Aid Is Needed to Prevent a New Cambodian Tragedy

Cambodia needs urgent food aid as lockdown restrictions deprive people of their livelihoods and raise the spectre of mass starvation. Since mid-April, lockdowns have been...
Protest in Myanmar

The Curious Case of Myanmar and the Global Constitutionalism of Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

The coups have been particularly seen to be as an anomaly in the new world order which came into being after the Second World...

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